Linda Ganjian is a NY-based artist who works in a variety of materials, from clay to cement to paper. She is of Armenian descent; her parents are immigrants from Istanbul, Turkey. Her main pursuit has involved making large “table-top” sculptures comprised of hundreds of miniature forms, that are a reinterpretation of Middle Eastern and American craft traditions (carpets, quilts, calligraphy). Much of her work presents memories and impressions of the urban landscape, the specific history of a site, or more personal narratives.
Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad. Some exhibition highlights include: Art in Buildings 125 Maiden Lane, NYC (2017-2018); Islip Art Museum, NY (2016); Depo, Istanbul (2015); Auxiliary Projects (2013); Artspace, New Haven, CT (un(spoken) 2009); National Academy of Design (Invitational 2008); Socrates Sculpture Park (EAF 2007); Queens Museum (Queens International 2006); Storefront for Art and Architecture (Portable 3-person show 2006); eyewash@Boreas Gallery (Urban Designs solo show 2006); the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Open House: Working in Brooklyn 2004); and Stedelijk museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Holland (2001).
She has received grants from: the Queens Council on the Arts (2017 and 2011); Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2005); Artslink (2001); the ARPA foundation (2001); the Gunk Foundation (February 2002) for the No Live Girls project, and fellowships to: MacDowell Colony (2006); Hall Farm Center (2005); Millay Colony (2004); and Vermont Studio Center (2015).
Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times and Art in America, among other publications.
She completed a public art commission for the NYC School Construction Authority in 2014 through the NYC Percent for Art program and the NYC MTA in 2016. In 2019, she was a QCA ArtPort resident at LaGuardia Airport.
She received her B.A. from Bard College in 1992 and her MFA from Hunter College CUNY in 1998.